French official industrial output slides 0.7% in October
French industrial output slid 0.7% in October from September, when it had plunged by 2.7 percent on a monthly basis, the national statistics agency INSEE said Monday.
In the manufacturing sector the decline was greater at 0.9 percent in October, after a 3.4 percent fall in September.
Industrial production was nearly stable on a three-month running basis, however.
Output in August to October dipped by only 0.1 percent from the May to July period, said INSEE.
Manufacturing showed a 0.1 percent gain for that period.
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